This is an update on the story posted below. It seems that the wetsuits will be available by late next year.
In mid-November, Patagonia announced that after a four-year search for a material that would reduce the environmental impact of its wetsuits, it was officially releasing suits made from Yulex, a bio-rubber made from the Guayule plant.
The suits, which are a partnership with Yulex Corporation, are being rolled out on a limited custom basis starting in Japan, but Patagonia has much larger plans for the material. First they’re planning to make Yulex suits available in the States next fall, and then they’re hoping to make them available in the suits of every other brand across the industry.
For details on the process, please check here.